The World Export Development Forum started

The President of Mongolia Khurelsukh.U participated in the official opening of the The World Export Development forum and wished success to the guests and delegates.

The World Export Development forum, which is hosted by Government of Mongolia with support of International Trade Center under the auspices of the President of Mongolia, started on June 26, 2023 with Landlocked Developing Country business talks. 
The inaugural speeches at the World Export Development Forum were delivered by H.E. Ms. Battsetseg Batmunkh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Rabab Fatima, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and High Representative of the United Nations for Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Small Island Countries, Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director of the International Trade Center, H.E. Mr. Bunthong Duangsawan, Deputy Minister of Trade of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Mr. Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator. On the margin of the World Export Development Forum, the Office of the United Nations High Representative for Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Small Island Countries (UN-OHRLLS) organized LLDCs National focal points annual meeting.

A total of 23 National focal points participated in the meeting to address the challenges faced by LLDCs and discuss post pandemic economic recovery. Additionally, the meeting aimed to prepare for the upcoming 3rd UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries, scheduled to take place in Rwanda in June 2024, where these nations will deliver their common voice.
The World Export Development Forum (WEDF) is the annual flagship event of the International Trade Centre (ITC). This year's event, hosted by the Government of Mongolia, marks the 20th edition of WEDF. The conference gathers participants from around the world to talk trade, do business and drive development. It is a unique opportunity to bring together the voice of small business, women, young entrepreneurs, policymakers and international organizations.
This year’s conference explores trade-led solutions to challenges caused by conflict, climate, COVID and rising costs. The theme, 'Diversify with Green Trade', explores organic, digital and sustainable solutions to multiple crises. WEDF is a global conference, bringing insights and good practices from the across globe. This year’s event reaches out especially to Asia-Pacific countries as well as landlocked developing countries.